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Massive mobilizations of tourism workers
Workers' mobilizations in the tourism sector continue across the country. The mobilizations in Athens at the end of May were particularly important.
PAME (All-Workers’ Militant Front)salutes the militant initiatives of the employees from all the Hotels of Athens, the tourist offices, the restaurants and the cafes. With their mass demonstration, continued the actions that preceded and will continue throughout Greece.They responded to the employers and the government that the workers will not accept the policy of unemployment, layoffs, poverty, and half-work-half-life.
The class movement denounces the government’s violent attack against the workers’ mobilization. The Ministry of Labor, that welcomes every day the big hoteliers with red carpets and funds, it closed down its entrance and ordered the repressive forces to attackagainst the hotel workerswith chemicals and tear gas.
The government, wanted to send a message that either out of fear of unemployment or repression, will impose the policy that will fund with millions the big hoteliers, but at the same time will distribute poverty and unemployment to the hotel employees.
Against the provocative attitude of the government, the workers of Hotels-Tourism responded
“WE PAYD A LOT-WE WILL NOT PAY AGAIN”
The government must immediately implement the fair demands of thousands of tourism workers:
Ensure the income of all as provided by the Collective Agreements
No to wage cuts, no to negative change of Collective Agreements – No topartial work
Re-employ all seasonal workers, protect all the unemployed of the sector of tourism.